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State Suspends Topeka Daycare After Boy's Death

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UPDATE: Thursday, July 26, 2012

State health officials have issued an emergency suspension order against a Topeka daycare after a three-year-old boy died in a swing accident.

Maximus Blindt died from injuries Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said he was unresponsive after playing on a backyard swing set.

Blindt has been identified as the daycare provider's son.

State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion of the Secretary, the order is necessary to protect children in the home from any potential threat to health or safety.

The order is subject to appeal to the Secretary.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Shawnee County Sheriff's office has identified the three year old boy killed in a swing accident as Maximus J. Blindt.

Blindt passed away Wednesday, July 25. Authorities say one of his parents called 911 at about 12:16 p.m. because the boy was unresponsive. They say he sustained injuries while in the backyard playing on a swing set.

The young boy was not breathing when AMR and deputies arrived to his home near Forbes Field, which also operates as a day care center. An ambulance took him to Stormont Vail Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities say there were 10 children at the day care center at the time of the accident. Maximus has been identified as being the son of the child care provider.

The Sheriff's Office says the death does not appear to be suspicious, but as protocol, the incident is under investigation by Detectives with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office.


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